The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Nicaragua (Dawson)

No. 140

Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of your despatch No. 464 of September 11, 1934,34 quoting the translated text of a Nicaraguan press item stating that information had been obtained from the Department of State to the effect that there was under contemplation a barter plan whereby Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala would pay in coffee for a percentage of their imports.

In this regard, you are informed that in the exploratory studies of trade agreements which are now being made no consideration is being given to any plan for the barter or exchange of commodities. In your conversations with officials of the Foreign Office you may make such use of this information as may appear advisable.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles
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